Read to a Child – It Gives Them So Many Advantages
FISD believes that academic achievement starts with reading. In fact we feel so strongly about the benefits of reading we developed an initiative, Floresville Reads Millions, in hopes of instilling a love of reading in our students so that they will become life-long readers. The District's goal is for FISD students to collectively read 10 million minutes by the end of the school year! As our students are dedicating their time, energy, and enthusiasm to work toward this goal, we want to encourage them by giving away Kindles---an electronic e-reader that hosts books. Each quarter, we will award 21 Kindles to students, one at each grade level (PK to 12), who have met their reading goals. If you are interested in being a sponsor of Floresville Reads Millions, click here.
According to the Family Literacy Foundation, there are many benefits of reading aloud with children:
- Children's self-esteem grows as they experience the security of having a parent or other caring person read aloud with them.
- Children experience increased communication with parents and other family members.
- Children are introduced to new concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers, and alphabet, in a fun, age appropriate way.
- Children build listening skills, vocabulary, memory, and language skills.
- Children develop imagination and creativity.
- Children learn information about the world around them.
- Children develop individual interests in special subjects like dinosaurs, cats, or cars.
- Children learn positive behavior patterns and social values.
- Children learn positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
- CHILDREN LEARN THE JOY OF READING!
Many thanks to Savannah Mohedano and Brandon Garcia, FHS students who designed our Read Across America flyer highlighting campus activities to promote reading. To quote Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to our Floresville students that reading is fun and important – preparing them for a prosperous life.